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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bright Star.

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Around Bright Star ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Bright Star. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Bright Star and has a population of 193,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bright Star and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   23 miles [37 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   919   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blountsville   [Map]   1,694   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Douglas   [Map]   761   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   S   5 miles [8 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Bright Star, please visit our County-by-County Page for Bright Star.

Blount County ...

Bright Star is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bright Star ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Spring (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Bright Star   [Map]
Birdie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Clarence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Craig   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fowler (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fridays Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Highmound   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nixon Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Old Snead   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Reedbrake (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Susan Moore   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bright Star.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bright Star. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bright Star. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Bright Star ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bright Star.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Bright Star.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bright Star. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   120 miles [193.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   136 miles [218.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   178 miles [286.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bright Star. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bright Star.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bright Star. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bright Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1604, Longitude: -86.4303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bright Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bright Star), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bright Star.



 
 
 

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